Citizens For A Better Norwood

Friday, April 03, 2009

Xavier invites community to free crime control workshop

Emphasis on new ways to address crime problems

Everyone is invited to a Community-Driven Crime Control (CDCC) Orientation Forum on Wednesday, April 8 between 4:30 – 6:30 pm at Xavier University’s Schiff Conference Center inside the Cintas Center. Admission is free and the workshop is open to the public.

CDCC is a brand new way of thinking about crime control and policing. How does CDCC differ from traditional policing? The key differentiation is who is in the driver's seat. “Community-driven” explicitly requires citizens have control over what local government does to and for their community.

The purpose of the forum is to acquaint the community with the theory, practice and methods of CDCC. Understanding should help citizens and the community as a whole respond to crime in a more responsive, effective and efficient manner. North Avondale and Westwood have used CDCC initiatives in their neighborhoods. The Forum will show how neighborhoods can:

· Find new ways to solve problems
· Be empowered to control their own destinies
· Learn skills to address problems such as crime and disorder
· Use data to inform decisions about crime solutions
· Discover resources, find assets and build capacities

The CDCC Orientation Forum is offered by the Community Building Institute, a partnership of Xavier University and the United Way of Greater Cincinnati, and Xavier’s Department of Criminal Justice. Four Cincinnati City Council members and one Hamilton County Commissioner will be in attendance.